Tonkin Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus concolor ssp. concolor
Location: China, Vietnam
The Tonkin Black Crested Gibbon lives in subtropical and montane evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous forest (Jiang et al. 2006, Fan et al. 2009a) and in China it is restricted to broad-leaved evergreen forests (Fan et al. 2009a).
The species is listed as Critically Endangered based on a suspected population reduction of over 80% in the last 45 years (three generations) and a suspected continuing reduction at the same rate for at least 15 years (one generation) in the future, due primarily to widespread hunting and habitat loss.
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In Vietnam, depending on the locality, these gibbons are threatened by mostly human impact on habitat and hunting pressure but it is ultimately always a combination of the two.
These gibbons belong to genus Nomascus. They are known to communicate in species-specific song when defining territory or attracting mates. They sing in regional accents to each other. Males and females have different coloured fur.
Numerous conservation efforts of these rarest of small primates are ongoing. Sponsor a gibbon at a rescue centre here.
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Pengfei, F., Nguyen, M.H., Roos, C. & Rawson, B.M. 2020. Nomascus concolor ssp. concolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T160304839A17991381. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T160304839A17991381.en. Downloaded on 28 January 2021.
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